For those of you who are blessed with a head full of big, bouncy curls, or perhaps have gotten a spiral perm, you know how fantastic it feels to have an exceptional curly hair day. On those days where your hair just isn’t cutting it, and you can’t stand the way your curls are behaving, Lionesse has some tips for you. Today, we will be talking about how you can maintain your super coily curls and keep them looking in tip-top shape all day long – even on the worst of hair days.
Curl Boosting Mousse
Using a mousse that is made for boosting the luxury of your curls is a must when you’ve got naturally curly hair. Sometimes even natural curls can fall a little bit flat, and using a curl mousse provides definition, and styling power to the hair to hold the look you want in place all day. Once you’ve applied enough mousse to the hair to work it through and cover every strand, you can scrunch the hair to get tighter curls, and blow dry upside down with your blow dryer and a diffuser to ward off frizz. Be sure to also use a hair serum to keep frizz at bay as well.
Hair serums not only infuse the hair with protection against humidity – a curl’s worst nightmare – but they also provide loads of shine, manageability, softness, and definition to the hair. When you have super coily curls, you want as much definition as possible. Therefore, as soon as you get out of the shower and have washed your hair, apply a hair serum to the curls, avoiding the scalp area, while the hair is still wet. From there, you can feel free to let your hair air dry, blow dry it with a diffuser, or add other products to the hair to get the perfect curled look.
Watered Down Hair Gel
Hair gel is a fabulous product – but when used alone, it can keep the hair looking and feeling crunchy, and unless you like that look and feel, it can be quite annoying. Therefore, if you are going to opt for a curling gel, be sure to add a bit of water to the mixture to thin it out a bit, so that it won’t be so extremely thick, before applying it to the hair. Or, you could opt for a spray gel, which won’t give the hair a crunchy look and feel.
Hairspray is the perfect finishing touch to polish off a head full of curls. Keep some in your bathroom, in your purse, and in your desk at work for touch-ups throughout the day, or if you notice your style is looking a bit less than fabulous and you need a style touch-up.
Last but not least, curl lotion is a fabulous product to use when you want a soft feel, yet a strong hold. Simply work the curl lotion through damp hair as you would any other hair product, and allow the hair to air dry or blow dry on a low setting. Finish it off with a soft hold hairspray for longevity of your style throughout the day.